Lisbon love pt. 2

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Lisbon just keeps on giving. ❤ Being on vacation is super exhausting though – I sleep like a baby (10 hours a night!) after an entire day of exploring the city. It’s Friday night but I’m way more tempted to go to bed than to visit the Lisbon nightlife. Am I getting old or what?

Today we checked out a couple of more view spots, ate Lisbon’s no-doubt BEST crêpes at our airbnb hosts’ cute little juice bar Sama Sama (!!!) and walked through the LX factory & Village Underground Lisboa. The LX factory was an industrial, artsy handcraft and vintage stuff area with lots of unique boutiques and restaurants, which must be super crowded in warm weather. Same goes for the Village Underground, which was an interesting combination of old vehicles and building containers transformed into bars.

P.S. I’m still so cold in the nights that I almost bought men’s long socks from Lidl today. Left them in the store for now. 🙂

Lisbon Love

Our second full day in Lisbon is a rainy one, so we decided to spend the day on thesis work. We almost took our laptops to the technical university close by, but it just feels sooo cold (+14 celsius) that we rather stayed inside, wrapped in blankets and zipping instant coffee.

Turns out that my preparation for this trip is a complete joke: a suitcase full of tiny tops and shorts, when you actually would need warm wool socks, long pants and 3 sweaters.  It’s not even that cold outside, but way colder inside the apartment. I don’t understand how do people manage the winters with cold floors and humid air, without any heaters?! Anyway, I’m not complaining – it’s still pretty and a change of scenery, and we’re on vacation!

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Yesterday, on the other hand, we had a perfect first day: wandering around the city, finding a couple of cool viewpoint spots, tasting pastel de nata and chilling on a rooftop bar called PARK bar. We even went for a 10k run in the evening, which was a damn good workout considering the hills on which this city is built. I loooove it here, so colorful alleys and rusty romantic buildings.

Just wondering – how did people find all the cool places abroad back in the days without google maps or social media sites?

Best wishes,